At first I thought I was being paranoid about how people are hating everything Sex but with a few hours left before the US premiere of the sequel, it's more than obvious that people have something against this movie.
For every lovely article with interesting, playful information like:
"20 Things You Didn't Know About SATC" at Sky Movies
"SATC2 Celebrity Interview Unscripted" at Moviefone
there's a distasteful, almost gratuitous attack like:
"Sex and the City 2 EW Cover: More Photoshopped Than the Poster?" at The Huffington Post (OMG do they REALLY Photoshop people in posters nowadays? *gasp*)
This one's especially hypocritical coming from a medium that highlights the Kardashian's almost naked bodies and Gwyneth Paltrow's curves in their entertainment section, yet chides the media's need to make actresses look beautiful.
Of course they also feature this in their website...
Now to breathe, there's this quite good, accurate article by someone who actually knows the show...
"In Defense of Sex and the City" at My Dog Ate My Blog
My biggest pet peeve though comes from the critical community, especially from Roger Ebert who seems to have made a mission out of trashing anything Sex.
Some of his Twitter posts read as follows:
- 271 comments under the REEDIT link to my SATC2 review, and a lot of them are really good, by women. http://j.mp/aE5yjE
- SATC2 perking along merrily at 9% on the TomatoMeter. My review: http://j.mp/btqcjT
- My review of SATC2. These people make my skin crawl. http://j.mp/btqcjT
- RT @I_AM_OZMA There is not a single thing that happens to the people on Sex & The City that I would ever want to happen to me. Those people are awful.
- SATC "still offers the best insight into the complications of modern womanhood" says writer on Salon.com. Yes, Salon.com. http://j.mp/9DtZ2E
Coming from someone who pretty much hated the first yet awards four stars to almost anything else, this has a lot to say about how he barely has mentioned he also gave bad reviews to the other big weekend releases.
Earlier yesterday Vanity Fair also retweeted an old article where their writer compares SATC fans to extremist terrorists.
A Brazilian critic I read, expressed his distaste for the movie as he tweeted during the screening. Not what I would call "professional behavior" for someone being paid to write about movies he watches, not semi-watches because he's busy tweeting how much he hates them.
Curiously most of the dissenters clarify the fact that they're not sexist or genre biased. I wonder then, whatever happens to their condemnations of extremely violent action movies? Or their love for male bonding over female disrespect in films like The Hangover?
Is it really more offensive for mature women to indulge in luxury, sex and friendship than to see a big muscled guy kill twenty nameless terrorists without a second thought?
For all I know, a shoe has done much less harm in the world than a gun.